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Bar, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plate of pasta Olio & aglio the size of a starter €14. Come on considering a packet of 1kg pasta Costs less than €1. No sauce to cook. Be reasonable and adjust yr prices. Sliema is full of restaurants

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat on the outside tables overlooking the sea which was lovely and ordered the platter to share, meats, olives, grissini, sundried tomato paste which was tasty. We were not asked how the meal was nor did a waitress come round again to see if...we wanted more drinks. They also forgot to put through our order of fries. The ladies toilets had no light so you had to pee with the door ajar and the paper towels hadn't been replenished, just a roll on the side.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered 2x Capricciosa and they were utterly disgusting. The €12 pizza barely had any (cheap) ingredients on it and the dough was soggy. When I addressed this concern with the waitress, she simply said that if I wanted more ingredients, I would have to order...them extra.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food at very reasonable prices - the service is also excellent as is the location, first eat here in 1991 !

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

Good location with views out to sea Simple menu with great selection to choose from Fresh fish courses excellent quality and exceptional value Mixed fish grill especially generous quantity of perfectly cooked fish Staff friendly helpful and knowledgeable Enjoyed so much visited three times in...a weekMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Had a good meal here. Their chips aren't gluten free, however, they have little roast potatoes which are. Lots of dishes are GF. I had swordfish which was delicious abd my partner had sea bass, again this was good. As the evening gets into swing,the...restaurant gets very busy so getting the bill took some time however, the food was worth the wait. Again no GF desserts though.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022

A married couple walking along the coast from Sliema to St Julians, we spied Il Fortizza and gave it a try. Quickly shown to a table with sea views but under a canopy, menus followed in short order. The coffee milk shakes caught our eyes;...two of those please. They're knockout, so tasty and rich. The bill took a moment to arrive and we were away, very satisfied.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

We was in this place twice and both was amazing. Everything was fresh and delicious. Kind stuff and super music. If I will be on Malta again I will see this place one more time.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022 via mobile

I had flaffel salad , it was bland and unimaginative , needed a tangy dressing . My husband had fish and chips , that was over fried . This place has an extensive global menu (which is always a warning sign) but it doesn’t do...anything particularly well. Not a place to which I will be returningMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022 via mobile

I know it’s a bit late but me and my family came to Fortizza and it didn’t disappoint. We had a sea view table, great food and we had one waitress called Valentina who took really good care of our table from start to finish.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful location where we enjoyed a se breeze and a great view. Food and drinks delicious and staff friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant itself is in a lovely building. There was plenty people which created a good atmosphere. There was a lot of choice on the menu. However the waiter didn’t offer a dessert. Most of the beer wasn’t available. The food was okay but nothing...outstanding. I was let down by the whole experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

I've visited twice with my wife. Once in 2019 and again on July 8 2022. Both times we were not allowed to eat inside the Fort itself, only in the covered extension to the left of the Fort. We were allowed to enter the Fort...only to use the toilets. The food was fairly good, I can recommend the food but marred by not eating it inside. Tonight at 7pm we were passing Fortizza and the doors to the Fort itself were open with a sign saying they were open. We entered but were told by the man behind the bar that we couldn't get a drink or food. He said there was a private party at 7.30pm so we had to leave.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022

iL Fortizza Sliema Malta is a fort type building with a nice outside eating area overlooking the sea. It has a vast amount of choices on the menu including, Pasta, fish and local Maltese cuisine. The staff are very obliging as we asked to be...moved away from smokers and a more appropriate table was found. It is suggested that a table booking is made as it is a very popular venue. The food was excellent served hot and very tasty, my ravioli pasta was filled with lobster and served in a sauce that was complimentary. The price of the food and drink was very good value for money and it is a delightful locationMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Really good setting, makes a lovely atmosphere for dinner. Food is really good too and decent value.

Date of visit: June 2022
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It is. But the original floor of cobbles could prove a challenge
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I agree with Phil, but worth the effort between the food and view. It made you want to stay longer and relax. I'm back in MI and it's 62 degrees today. If you're there soak it up and relax and enjoy the sun and fresh air.
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iL Fortizza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5